I am about to kill myself because of my neighbor's Volvo Penta outdrive.
The thing will NOT go back in. We can get it in all the way until about 3 inches from flush with the bellhousing.
It goes into the old Transom Assembly (which is on the bench).
I am beginning to get convinced that the gimbal bearing is not the right diameter and once it gets to the point that the shaft widens up it won't go any further.
Anyone got any experience. My mental health is suffereing - we spent less time R&Ring the engine, replacing the TA and re-installing the engine than we have F-ing with the drive.
It's a 2000 or 2001 350 small block volvo penta.